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What is the Alabama State Defense Force and what do they do?
The Alabama State Defense Force is an all volunteer state military created by state law to assume state military missions in the event the Alabama National Guard is ordered to federal active duty in the service of the United States. Small units are planned at each National Guard Armory with membership composed of patriotic local citizens.

The Alabama State Defense Force Units provide a variety of services to their communities. During local emergencies and community event, State Defense Force members assist with traffic and crowd control, search and rescue, shelter management, and other vital duties. The Alabama State Defense Force also supports the National Guard in serious disasters such as hurricanes, major floods, tornadoes, and search and rescue.

What are the benefeits and who can join?
The primary benefit is the personal satisfaction you will receive from service to your State and Community as well as the pride and patriotism you feel in your unit and the uniform you wear.

Membership in the Alabama State Defense Force is open to any U.S. citizen, male or female, who, at the time of enlistment, is not a current member of an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces including the Army and Air National Guard. Prospective members must be of good moral character and should be in good health, but physical disabilities are not necessarily a barrier from service in some capacity. Prior military service is not a requirement, though former service men and women, including military retirees, are actively sought.

Some questions for you.
Have you served in the military in the past?
Did you like the cameraderie?
Are you concerned about your community?
Were you not able to serve in the military but wanted too?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Alabama State Defense Force may be for you.

We invite you to come out to Fort Whiting Armory on the 2d Monday of each month from 1830 hrs to 2030 hrs (6:30-8:30 pm).

We would be honored with your presence.

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